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Defending champion US women to open camp ahead of World Cup

Jan. 4, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The defending...

UEFA Nations League a hit as positivity replaces skepticism

Nov. 21, 2018 8:25 AM EST

For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up. Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer's latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar. "The Nations League is even more successful than we thought,"...

Portugal unaware of joint World Cup bid with Spain, Morocco

Nov. 20, 2018 5:58 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese official says Spain has made no approach about the possibility of presenting a three-way bid to host the 2030 World Cup with Morocco. Education Minister Tiago Brandao Rodrigues, who oversees sports, says he has "no formal knowledge of any official announcement about a...

Spain wants 2030 World Cup bid with Morocco and Portugal

Nov. 19, 2018 11:31 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain wants Morocco to join a three-country bid with Portugal to host the 2030 World Cup. A government spokeswoman says Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez conveyed the offer to Moroccan counterpart Saad Eddine El Othmani during a brief visit to the north African country. The spokeswoman, as is...

England rises again, Belgium slumps in Nations League drama

Nov. 18, 2018 6:35 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat when...

Swiss stun Belgium 5-2 to make Final 4 in Nations League

Nov. 18, 2018 6:00 PM EST

LUCERNE, Switzerland (AP) — Top-ranked Belgium fell to a stunning 5-2 loss against Switzerland on Sunday, with Haris Seferovic's hat trick lifting his team into the UEFA Nations League finals. Belgium led 2-0 after 17 minutes thanks to Thorgan Hazard's two goals and was cruising toward the inaugural Final...